[News] Sleigh Bells, Santigold, Little Dragon to open for Red Hot Chili Peppers

With Red Hot Chili Peppers set to embark upon one hell of a large tour it's only right that a band of their calibre and longevity get some top notch openers for the shows, right? Well, they've definitely delivered as Pitchfork points out, Sleigh BellsSantigold, and Little Dragon will open for the band on different dates. So, it's kind of a pot luck who'll you will get at your show but personally any of those three followed by RHCP would be a damn good gig to be at! CoS points out that Sleigh bells earned the spot after Flea attended a Sleigh Bells show. Derek Miller recently stated in an interview with The Daily:

Flea came to a show of ours at Webster Hall. I was just hanging out and someone’s like, “Hey Derek, this is Flea.” And I was like, “Oh, nice to meet you, Flea. I’ve heard of you.” And he was an extremely sweet dude. He was like, “Hey, do you want to play shows with my band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers?” And I said, “Yeah, I’ll play shows with your band. Sure. Amazing.” So we just shook hands and he was like, “All right, you’ll hear from us.” And sure enough, a couple days later it came through.

Peep all of the dates after the jump. There's a lot of 'em!

Red Hot Chili Peppers 2012 Tour:


03/29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum *
03/31 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena *
04/02 – Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center *
04/04 – Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center *
04/06 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena *
04/07 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena *
04/09 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum *
04/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center *
04/12 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum *
04/27 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center ^
04/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center ^
04/30 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place ^
05/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre ^
05/04 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center ^
05/05 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center ^
05/07 – Boston, MA @ TD Bank North Garden ^
05/10 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center ^
05/11 – Philadelphia,, PA @ Wells Fargo Center ^
05/18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Arena #
05/26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena #
05/28 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena #
05/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center #
06/01 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills #
06/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena #
06/04 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center #
06/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena #
06/07 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center #
06/08-10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/23 – Stevenage Herts, UK @ Knebworth Park
06/24 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
06/26 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
06/28 – Nijemegen, NL @ Goffert Park
06/30 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
07/01 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/03 – Berne, CH @ Stade de Suisse
07/07 – Madrid, ES @ Rock In Rio Madrid
07/20 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Petrovsky Stadium
07/22 – Moscow, RU @ Luzniky Stadium
07/25 – Kiev, UA @ Olympisky Stadium
07/27 – Warsaw, PL @ Bernowo Airport
07/28 – Kaunas, LT @ Kaunas Arena
07/30 – Tallinn, EE @ Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
08/01 – Tampere, FI @ Ratina Stadium
08/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
08/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
08/14 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
08/15 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
08/25 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Rock im Pott
08/27 – Prague, CZ @ Synot Tip Arena
08/29 – Zagreb, HR @ Hoppodrome
09/01 – Sofia, BG @ Georgia Asparuhov Stadium
09/04 – Athens, FR @ OAKA Olympic Stadium
09/10 – Tel Aviv, IR @ Hayakron Park
09/23 – San Diego, CA @ Vally View Casino Center
09/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
09/27 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/29 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
10/02 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
10/04 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
10/20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
10/24 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Arena
10/22 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena
10/25 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena

* = w/ Santigold
^ = w/ Sleigh Bells
# = w/ Little Dragon